Save:For Previous Method

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: Save For Previous

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Library Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Saves a copy of the project library and all items within the project library that is readable by LabVIEW 8.0 and later. This method is similar to the LabVIEW Version selection on the Save for Previous Version dialog box.

Note  The LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module supports this method in the Run-Time Engine.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
PathYesPath to the directory where you want to save the project library.
VersionNoVersion of LabVIEW for which you want to save. Wire the version number, such as 8.6 or 9.0, to the Version input. The default is the immediately previous version.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineNo
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemNo
Settable when the VI is runningNo
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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